Topic: Family, Friends
A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day,
drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother. As
they talked about life, about marriage, about the
responsibilities of life and the obligations of
adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her
glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance
upon her daughter.
"Don't forget your Sisters," she advised, swirling the
tea leaves to the bottom of her glass.
"They'll be more important as you get older. No matter
how much you love your husband, no matter how much you
love the children you may have, you are still going to
need Sisters. Remember to go places with them now and
then; do things with them. "Remember that 'Sisters'
means ALL the women... your girlfriends, your
daughters, and all your other women relatives too.
"You'll need other women. Women always do."
What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman
thought. Haven't I just gotten married? Haven't I just
joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for
goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the
family we may start will be all I need to make my life
But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact with
her Sisters and made more women friends each year. As
the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually
came to understand that her Mom really knew what she
was talking about. As time and nature work their
changes and their mysteries upon a woman, Sisters are
the mainstays of her life.
After more than 50 years of living in this world, here
is what I've learned.......
THIS SAYS IT ALL:
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
Colleagues forget favors.
Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how
many miles are between you.
A girl friend is never farther away than needing her
When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you
have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life
will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying
for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf,
and waiting with open arms at the valley's end.
Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk
beside you...Or come in and carry you out.
Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters,
daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers,
Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended
family, all bless our life!
The world wouldn't be the same without women, and
neither would I.
When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had
no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows tha t lay
ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each
Every day, we need each other still.
Pass this on to all the women who help make your life
meaningful. I just did.
Short and very sweet:
There are more than twenty angels in this world. Ten
are peacefully sleeping on clouds. Nine are playing.
And one is reading her email at this moment.
Send this message to ten of your friends including me.
If you get 5 replies, someone you love will surprise
by DIANN BOONE